emeraldsaregreen

emeraldsaregreen 

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emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread After receiving the yellow slip from Istikdam, whats next? on the Khobar forum

Forward it to your visa agent, who will arrange for a medical + x-ray for the family members. Once complete, give the visa agent your passport & 4 photos.

Then wait, depending on the service you opt for, you will have your passport returned with the visa issued inside, within 5 working days or sooner.

(This is the UK procedure, via a visa agent)

emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread Teaching English for KSU 2014/15 - Think again on the Riyadh forum

roa_douglass wrote:

When all is said and done, I wonder what it is that impels you to do so ???? Simple, if you don't like it, LEAVE it !!!

With all due repect, people are here for different reasons.

Everyone has their independent circumstances. Some need to stick it out to accumulate experience, some cannot afford to return back to their home countries & would much rather stick it out, and some may be in desperate financial situations etc. etc.

So it would be unfair to make passing comments for people to simple leave, if they don't like their job.

emeraldsaregreen created a new thread on the Saudi Arabia forum

Ladies hairdressers

Hi,

Can any ladies give some recommendations of places to get hair dyed & hair cuts ?

Please also provide lovation too!

Thank you

emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread cancelling visit visa on the Riyadh forum

They don't charge.

My husband had applied for a visit visa for me, & it was even issued in the passport.

I later came on a different visa.

I wasn't charged anything for the visit bisa.

emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread Book sales on the Riyadh forum

Glamorous wrote:

Does anyone know of any regular book sales or book exchanges in Riyadh? Thanks.

Yes, the book fairs.

Though I can't remember what time during the year.

emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread ICEAT contract with King Saud University Riyadh on the Riyadh forum

The information you have provided is once again, not entirely correct.

Health insurance cards are given to the dependants too, by the employer. At no cost of the employer.

Deepening on the company policy, trips back home at the end of the year are financed by the company for all the family.

Yes, the cost of 2000 SAR for the dependant visa application is paid for by the spouse looking to sponsor. This is a government fee, which is paid directly.
It is not a fee that the company pockets.

Finally, yes a dependant cannot work. If they wanted to work, and have the necessary qualifications, then I'm
Sure they would come on their own work
Visa leading to Iqama.

Hope this clarifies things

emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread ICEAT contract with King Saud University Riyadh on the Riyadh forum

inadvance wrote:

make sure you have a visa with family status. Things will get complicated if you are brought on a single person status.

That's incorrect.

My husband has had 2 jobs here.

Both jobs stated "Single" status on his contract.

But the status on your contract does not mean you can not bring your family here.

In my husbands first company, it had single status on his contract. But the company had it's own policy of no dependant visa for family, only visit visas.

Then my husbands second job, it had single status too. However, they had absolutely no problem for him to bring me over on a dependent visa. They even helped employees sort their applications.

Hope this helps

emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread Shopping on the Jeddah forum

Will this be confusing?

As we have mixture of cities...

Jeddah
Riyadh etc

emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread Shopping on the Jeddah forum

There should be a pinned thread , with names of malls and their geographic coordinates!

emeraldsaregreen created a new thread on the Saudi Arabia forum

UK Saudi Embassy

Hi all

Does anyone know the dates of closure for the Hajj/Eid 2014 period at the UK Saudi embassy?

If not, then can anyone please let me know what last year's closure was like at the UK Saudi embassy? (So I can get a rough idea about duration of holiday)

Thank you all!

emeraldsaregreen created a new thread on the Riyadh forum

Storage solutions in Riyadh

Hi

A friend is leaving Riyadh for a short term, but has household appliances like washing machines and others,  that they wish to store in a safe and secure place.

Any pointers please?

Company, and price if known.

Thanks in advance

emeraldsaregreen created a new thread on the Riyadh forum

Transfer Iqama (ESL Teachers)

Hi

Is there a labor law that states that a company must transfer the Iqama of an employee who wishes to move to another job?

I can't remember but I read something in a news article not to long ago about this.

Look forward to ra reply.

Thanks

emeraldsaregreen created a new thread on the Riyadh forum

Health Check

Hi

Can I get some recommendations for health centres or hospitals in Riyadh to get a health check (the ones that determine iron levels, vitamin d etc)

Oh and please include the price if you know.

Thank you

emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread International Money Transfer on the Saudi Arabia forum

JOHN GOODALL wrote:

Yes they did !!! but it saves all the hassle of having to stand in long ques at Western union, or  Tele Money,, here in Rabigh it is absolutely crazy with hundreds of people trying to send money back home ..

John, which bank do you bank with?
And how much did you get charged?

I'm wondering if any other UK bank takes a lower fee...

emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread International Money Transfer on the Saudi Arabia forum

JOHN GOODALL wrote:

Hi sorry i have not used Tele money,, i used Direct from my account via the internet and the bank charged me SAR 50,  I think only SAR 16 By tele money..

Did your UK bank charge an additional amount when it received the funds?

I know Lloyds charges me £12

emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread International Money Transfer on the Saudi Arabia forum

JOHN GOODALL wrote:

Pleased to say Transfer was received !! so it only took 24 hours ,, from UK to Saudi..another option i have found is Telemoney, you just need your Iqama to open a account and send money

John how much is the charge to send money to the UK via telemoney? Thanks

emeraldsaregreen posted on the thread Nando's Peri Peri Sauce - Riyadh on the Riyadh forum

SaQiB wrote:

emeraldsaregreen wrote:

Found!

Danube mall, exit 2.

Near the meat section.

Not the Marinade ? the hot sauce right ?

Both , marinade and the sauce.